Ghirardini Family Finds Home

They will be living about a quarter mile from their Andrew Road home that was destroyed by fire on Jan. 3.


The Ghirardini family will be living in the Monument Avenue area of Swampscott, about a quarter mile from 50 Andrew Road, their former home destroyed on Jan. 3 by fire.

They found the right home at the right price with the right number of bathrooms, said real estate agent Amanda Brawley.

"Perfect," she said. They were looking for a four-bedroom home with at least two bathrooms that rented for $3,000 to $3,500. They expect to be renting for a year.

The agent, who works for Jack Conway Real Estate, said a benefit of the nearby location is that the Ghirardinis' four children will be living close to their friends.

They found the location on Sunday and plan to move in three weeks. They are now staying in a temporary furnished rental.

Brawley said people have, and continue to be, very generous, dropping off gift cards and checks at the real estate office to help the family members regain themselves.

"It's unbelievable — how good people can be," she said.

Laura DeMartino, sister of Peter Ghirardini, said earlier that the family could start to heal once they were living in a place of their own.

The agent said earlier that the family's school-aged children will continue to go to their respective schools in Swampscott — Hadley Elementary School, Swampscott Middle School and Swampscott High.


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